Launching soon: Centre for Private and Commercial Law20 January 2023The Law School is delighted to announce the launch of a new centre of research. The Centre for Private and Commercial Law (CPCL) is an international centre of excellence for critical scholarship, teaching and public engagement with private and commercial law.
Professor Judy Laing cited in government report on new Mental Health Bill19 January 2023Today the House of Commons and House of Lords Joint Committee, appointed to consider the Government's draft Bill to reform the Mental Health Act 1983, published its report. With years of extensive research in the area of mental health law, policy and human rights, the Law School’s Professor Judy Laing has been active in shaping and responding to the Draft Mental Health Bill, which has important implications for the health and wellbeing of thousands of people in England and Wales.
Legal experts contribute to House of Commons AI governance inquiry18 January 2023Written evidence submitted by the Law School’s Dr Philippa Collins, Kit Fotheringham and Professor Albert Sanchez-Graells has been published by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee to its inquiry on 'Governance of artificial intelligence' (AI).
A year in legal research: 2022 in review13 January 2023As we launch into the new year, we take a moment to look back at some of the national and global issues the Law School's experts were tackling in 2022 – a year that saw us rank #3 for legal research in the UK (THE analysis of REF 2021). Fighting for reproductive rights, supporting striking workers and responding to an illegal war are just a few examples that illustrate what research in action really looks like. Find out what else our academics were up to in 2022.
Dr Eleanore Hickman joins first UK-wide Young Academy10 January 2023The University of Bristol Law School is delighted to announce that Dr Eleanore Hickman is among the first members of the new UK Young Academy – a network of early career researchers and professionals established to help tackle local and global issues and promote meaningful change.